Permeable pavers use a combination of interlocking grids that are laid over a prepared subsurface and one of several fill materials, such as gravel or crushed limestone. Once the fill material is compacted into the grids, it creates a 100% permeable, strong, durable parking surface that is virtually maintenance free.
A parking surface made from permeable pavers requires very little ongoing maintenance, which reduces long-term costs.
Permeable Paver systems have many residential, commercial and industrial applications such as:
- Stormwater management
- Dust control
- Flood mitigation
- Commercial parking lots
- Stormwater detention
- and more.
Despite lasting a good amount of time – homeowner needs such as walkways, driveways, patios and roads – a large amount of energy is used to produce concrete. Apart from that, there are more cons to concrete. Rain and water runoff is incapable of soaking back into the ground whenever there is concrete. The disruption of waters natural cycle and its journey across concrete’s impervious surface causes problems. Fortunately, pervious pavers are an alternative material for a solid foundation that allows water to soak back into the ground.
Some of us are homeowners and despite having the luxury of owning a house, we have a whole other realm of chores around the house that helps maintain and preserve our homes. Maintaining and renovating our homes is an investment into not only a piece of property but to our ideal “home sweet home”. […]
Providing accessible and convenient parking for customers is a necessity for any business—from small, family-owned restaurants and stores to the largest commercial retailers. Building a new parking lot can be an expensive proposition, especially when factors like proper drainage systems and long-term maintenance are considered. Traditional paving materials, like concrete and asphalt, can be […]
In many areas, permeable pavers have become a popular alternative to concrete or asphalt for parking lot surfaces because they are durable, economical, environmentally-friendly and they eliminate the need for a conventional storm water management system, which can be expensive to install and difficult to maintain. Unlike conventional solid surfaces, water can naturally drain […]
Today, most parking lots, roads, fire lanes, walkways, sidewalks and bike paths use asphalt or concrete when a hard, durable surface is necessary. Both materials work relatively well in such applications, but their impermeable nature leads to runoff problems, flooding, and erosion, plus they are difficult to install, costly and energy-intensive. Porous pavers, also known […]
Posted on March 21 , 2016 by TRUEGRID Commercial paving systems must stand up to large volumes of heavy traffic, constant assaults from the sun and inclement weather, and pollutants such as oil, fuel and other automotive fluids. Both concrete and asphalt, the conventional materials used for commercial paving, tolerate theses forces relatively well, but […]
Posted on:February 22, 2016 By Truegrid The costs of building a parking lot can vary dramatically depending on what is needed to prepare the site, what type of material is chosen for the surface, what type of system will be put into place for storm water management, and how the parking lot will be finished. […]
[Posted on November 15th, 2015 by: Barry Stiles] 10 Areas Where Permeable Pavers Can Outperform Other Options Building a strong and durable surface that can withstand constant traffic from people, regular automobiles, commercial vehicles and heavy equipment typically requires materials like concrete or asphalt, or, in some cases, gravel or compacted soil. Both concrete and asphalt are […]
It is hard to look professional when you have everyone parking on the grass. Whether you are holding a temporary event or you have a large facility where people are coming to visit you and you don’t have a paved parking lot, there are going to be instances where people have no choice but to […]